2 Energy Transfer by Heating Infrared RadiationKinetic TheoryEnergy Transfer by HeatingHeating and Insulating BuildingsEnergy Transfers and EfficiencyTransferring Electrical EnergyGenerating ElectricityThe National GridWavesReflectionSoundRed Shift and the Big Bang Theory
3 Infrared radiation can be detected. Uses? a) All objects emit and absorb infrared radiation.b) The hotter an object is the more infrared radiation it radiates in a given time.c) Dark, matt surfaces are good absorbers and good emitters of infrared radiation.d) Light, shiny surfaces are poor absorbers and poor emitters of infrared radiation.e) Light, shiny surfaces are good reflectors of infrared radiation.Infrared radiation can be detected. Uses?
4 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Emitting Infrared RadiationBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsHeat TransferAll objects emit (give out) some thermal radiation.Certain surfaces are better at emitting thermal radiation than others.best emitterworst emitterwhitesilvermattblackMatt black surfaces are the best emitters of radiation.Shiny surfaces are the worst emitters of radiation.Which type of kettle would cool down faster:a black kettle or a shiny metallic kettle?Autumn 2006
5 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Absorbing Infrared RadiationInfrared waves heat objects that absorb (take in) them.best emitterworst emitterwhitesilvermattblackbest absorberworst absorberMatt black surfaces are the best absorbers of radiation.Shiny surfaces are the worst emitters because they reflect most of the radiation away.Why are solar panels that are used for heating water covered in a black outer layer?Autumn 2006
6 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Application QuestionsWhy are marathon runners wrapped in foil after a race?Why would dressing like these ninjas be a bad idea on a sunny day?Which t shirt would dry quickest on washing line? Why?Autumn 2006
8 Kinetic Theorya) The use of kinetic theory to explain the different states of matter.b) The particles of solids, liquids and gases have different amounts of energy.
9 Kinetic TheoryAs you heat a substance, the heat energy is transferred to the particles in the substance as kinetic energy.This causes the particles to move further apart, decreasing the density of the substance.
10 A loss of heat energy will cause the opposite effect. Kinetic TheoryA loss of heat energy will cause the opposite effect.
11 Application Questions Hot air balloons rise because a fuel is burned releasing heat. Using the kinetic theory, explain why the balloon rises.2. (a) When carbon dioxide is turned from a gas to a solid, what two phases happen?(b)Does this require an input of thermal energy, or a removal of thermal energy?
13 Energy Transfer by Heating a) The transfer of energy by conduction, convection, evaporation and condensation involves particles, and how this transfer takes place.b) The factors that affect the rate of evaporation and condensation.c) The rate at which an object transfers energy by heating depends on:surface area and volumethe material from which the object is madethe nature of the surface with which the object is in contact.d) The bigger the temperature difference between an object and its surroundings, the faster the rate at which energy is transferred by heating.
14 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Energy Transfer by HeatingsolidliquidgasParticles that are very close together can transfer heat energy as they vibrate. This type of heat transfer is called conduction.Teacher notesThe importance of these visual representations of the arrangement of particles in solids, liquids and gases should be stressed. Students could be asked to discuss the limitations of these models, which include:the models are static whereas the particles are actually movingthe models are two-dimensional whereas the particles are actually 3D dimensional.Students could also be asked to discuss the good points of the models and why they are useful.Conduction is the method of heat transfer in solids but not liquids and gases.Autumn 2006
15 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Energy Transfer by HeatingBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsHeat TransferWarmer regions of a fluid are more dense than cooler regions of the same fluid.The warmer regions will rise because they are more dense.The cooler regions will sink as they are less dense.This is how heat transfertakes place in fluids and is called convection.Teacher notesThe diagram illustrates how temperature affects the density of particles in a fluid. When using the diagram it should be highlighted that the particles near the top are further apart and the particles near the bottom are closer together.The widely-space particles at the top of the diagram represent a warmer region of the fluid. They are floating on top of a cooler region of air (represented by the particles spaced closely together) because the warm region of the fluid is less dense.The dotted boxes have been included to help students visualise the density of the fluid. Students could be asked to count the number of particles in each box to compare the density of the different regions.It should be noted that the density of the regions of the fluid in this diagram have been exaggerated to increase the contrast and make the regions clearer to see.The steady flow between the warm and cool sections of a fluid, such as air or water, iscalled a convection current.Autumn 2006
16 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Energy Transfer by HeatingBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsHeat TransferThe Earth is warmed by heat energy from the Sun.How does this heat energy travel from the Sun to the Earth?infraredwavesThere are no particles between the Sun and the Earth, so the heat cannot travel by conduction or by convection.The heat travels to Earth by infrared waves. These are similar to light waves and are able to travel through empty space.Autumn 2006
17 Energy Transfer by Heating How is a vacuum flask able to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold?2. The plastic (or cork) lid is an insulator and the screw top prevents convection currents escaping from the flask.1. There is a vacuum between two layers of glass or steel, which prevents heat leaving or entering by conduction.3. The walls have silvery surfaces, which prevent heat leaving orentering by radiation.
18 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Loss and Insulation Energy Transfer by HeatingBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsHeat Loss and InsulationHeat loss through evaporation.
22 Heating and Insulating Buildings a) U-values measure how effective a material is as an insulator.b) The lower the U-value, the better the material is as an insulator.c) Solar panels may contain water that is heated by radiation from the Sun. This water may then be used to heat buildings or provide domestic hot water.d) The specific heat capacity of a substance is the amount of energy required to change thetemperature of one kilogram of the substance by one degree Celsius.Energy transferred = mass x specific heat capacity x temperature change
23 Heating and Insulating Buildings A thermogram shows the distribution of heat over the surface of a house. It highlights where heat is being lost.The white, yellow andred areas are the warmest, so these are the worst insulatedparts of the house.The blue and green areas are the coolest, so these are the best insulated parts of the house.
25 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Heating and Insulating BuildingsBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsHeat TransferThe specific heat capacity of a material is the amount of energy required to raise 1 kg of the material by 1 °C.It can be used to work out how much energy is needed to raise the temperature of a material by a certain amount:energyspecific heatcapacitytemperaturechange=massxEnergy is measured in joules (J).Mass is measured in kilograms (kg).Temperature change is measured in °C.Specific heat capacity is measured in J/kg°C.Autumn 2006
26 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Heat Transfer Heating and Insulating BuildingsBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsHeat TransferUsing the specific heat capacity of water (4200 J/kg°C), how much energy is needed to increase the temperature of 600 g of water by 80°C in a kettle?Note: mass = 600 g = 0.6 kgenergyspecific heatcapacitytemperaturechange=massxenergy = x x 80= JAutumn 2006
27 Heating and Insulating Buildings – Exam Questions
28 Energy Transfers and Efficiency a) Energy can be transferred usefully, stored, or dissipated, but cannot be created or destroyed.b) When energy is transferred only part of it may be usefully transferred, the rest is ‘wasted’.c) Wasted energy is eventually transferred to the surroundings, which become warmer. The wasted energy becomes increasingly spread out and so becomes less useful.d) To calculate the efficiency of a device using:Useful Energy OutputEfficiency=X 100Total Energy Input
29 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Energy Efficiency Energy Transfers and EfficiencyBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsEnergy EfficiencyThe energy efficiency of a device can be calculated using this formula:energy efficiency =useful output energytotal input energyUseful energy is measured in joules (J).Total energy is measured in joules (J).Energy efficiency does not have any units.It is a number between 0 and 1 which can be converted into a percentage by multiplying by 100.
30 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Energy Efficiency Energy Transfers and EfficiencyBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsEnergy EfficiencyAll the energy transfers (useful and wasted) that are associated with a device can be represented by a Sankey diagram.Filament light bulb100 Jelectricalenergy(input)10 Jlightenergy(output)A Sankey diagram uses arrows to represent all the output energies.90 Jheat energy(wasted)The thickness of each arrow is proportional to the amount of energy involved at that stage.Energy efficient light bulb20 Jelectricalenergy(input)10 Jlightenergy(output)10 Jheat energy(wasted)
31 Energy Transfers and Efficiency – Exam Questions
32 Transferring Electrical Energy a) Examples of energy transfers that everyday electrical appliances are designed to bring about.b) The amount of energy an appliance transfers depends on how long the appliance is switched on and its power.c) To calculate the amount of energy transferred from the mains using:Energy transferred = power x timed) To calculate the cost of mains electricity given the cost per kilowatt-hour.
33 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Electricity to the Home Transferring Electrical EnergyThe amount of electrical energy (i.e. the amount of electricity) used by an appliance depends on its power and how longthe electricity is used for.electrical energy = power x timePower is measured in kilowatts (kW) and the time is measured in hours (h), so what are the units of electricity measured in?1 unit of electricity = 1 unit of electrical energy= 1 kilowatt hour (kWh)Example:How many units of electricity is 17.6 kWh?17.6 units
34 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Electricity to the Home Transferring Electrical EnergyBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsElectricity to the HomeElectricity costs money, which is why every home has an electricity meter.The meter records how much electricity is used in a house in units of electrical energy.The units of electrical energy are called kilowatt hours (kWh).The cost of an electricity bill is calculated from the number of units used.
35 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Electricity to the Home Transferring Electrical EnergyBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsElectricity to the HomeThe cost of electricity is the number of units of electrical energy multiplied by the cost per unit.cost = number of units x cost per unitExample:How much would 10 units of electricity cost at a price of 9p per unit?cost = 10 units x 9 p/unit= 90 p
36 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics Electricity to the Home Transferring Electrical EnergyBoardworks GCSE Science: PhysicsElectricity to the HomeA kettle uses 45.2 kWh of energy. If electricity costs 10 p per unit, how much does it cost to use the kettle?Number of units:number of units of electricity = number of kilowatt hours= unitsCost of electricity:cost = number of units x cost per unit= units x 10 p / unit= 452 p or £4.52
37 Transferring Electrical Energy – Exam Questions
38 Transferring Electrical Energy – Exam Questions
39 Generating Electricity a) In some power stations an energy source is used to heat water. The steam produced drives a turbine that is coupled to an electrical generator.Energy sources include:the fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) which are burned to heat water or airuranium and plutonium, when energy from nuclear fission is used to heat waterbiofuels that can be burned to heat water.b) Water and wind can be used to drive turbines directly.c) Electricity can be produced directly from the Sun’s radiation.d) In some volcanic areas hot water and steam rise to the surface. The steam can be tapped and used to drive turbines. This is known as geothermal energy.e) Small-scale production of electricity may be useful in some areas and for some uses, e.g. hydroelectricity in remote areas and solar cells for roadside signs.f) Using different energy resources has different effects on the environment. These effects include:the release of substances into the atmosphere, the production of waste materials, noise and visual pollution, the destruction of wildlife habitats.
40 Generating Electricity Energy resources can be classified into two groups.RenewableNon-renewableRenewable energy resources can be replaced or regenerated and will never run out (at least not for a very long time).Non-renewable energy resources will eventually run out – once used they cannot be used again.Photo credit (left): Energy Northwest/DOE/NRELTurbine installation at the Nine Canyon Wind Project; largest wind farm to be built in Washington State.Photo credit (right): Warren Gretz/NOE/NRELCherokee Station coal-powered plant, Denver, Colorado.Examples: wind and solar.Examples: coal and oil.
41 Generating Electricity Teacher notesThis four-stage interactive animation illustrates how a coal or oil power station works. While viewing the animation, students could be asked to identify the energy transfers that are taking place.
42 Generating Electricity Teacher notesThis drag and drop activity could be used as a plenary exercise to check students’ ability to identify the energy changes that occur in a coal or oil power station. Class voting or the use of traffic light cards could be used to make this a whole class activity.
45 The National Grida) Electricity is distributed from power stations to consumers along the National Grid.b) For a given power increasing the voltage reduces the current required and this reduces the energy losses in the cables.c) The uses of step-up and step-down transformers in the National Grid.
46 The National Grid Power station Step up transformer Step down transformerHomesThe voltage is altered in The National Grid with the use of step-up and step-down transformers.The voltage is ‘stepped up’ when it leaves the power station to reduce the current - this reduces the amount of energy lossThe voltage is then ‘stepped down’ before it reaches our homes
48 Waves a) Waves transfer energy. b) Waves may be either transverse or longitudinal.c) Electromagnetic waves are transverse, sound waves are longitudinal and mechanical waves may be either transverse or longitudinal.d) All types of electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed through a vacuum (space).e) Electromagnetic waves form a continuous spectrum.f) Longitudinal waves show areas of compression and rarefaction.g) Waves can be reflected, refracted and diffracted.h) Waves undergo a change of direction when they are refracted at an interface.i) The terms frequency, wavelength and amplitude.j) All waves obey the wave equation: v = f x k) Radio waves, microwaves, infrared and visible light can be used for communication.
49 Transverse Waves Wave Direction VibrationsVibrationsWave DirectionThe vibrations are at 90O or right angles to the direction of the waves.
50 Transverse Waves peak trough Certain parts of a transverse wave have special names.The high points of a transverse wave are called peaks and the low points of a transverse wave are called troughs.peaktrough
51 Transverse WavesThe wavelength of any wave is the distance between two matching points on neighbouring waves.wavelengthwavelengthwavelengthThe wavelength is the same whichever two matching points are used to measure this distance.The symbol used to represent wavelength is .
52 Transverse WavesThe amplitude of any wave is the maximum distance a point moves from its rest position.amplitudeamplitudeThe amplitude of a transverse wave is the height of a peak or trough from the wave’s rest position of the wave.The larger the amplitude, the greater the energy of the wave.
53 Transverse WavesThe frequency is the number of waves passing any point each second.frequency = number of waves past a point / timefrequency is measured in hertz (Hz)1 wave per second = 1 HzIf this set of transverse waves pass a point in one second, what is the frequency?4 Hz
54 The vibrations are parallel to the direction of the waves. Longitudinal WavesVibrationsWave DirectionThe vibrations are parallel to the direction of the waves.
55 Longitudinal WavesWhere the particles in a longitudinal wave bunch together are called compressions, where they spread out are called rarefactions.
56 Longitudinal WavesThe wavelength of a longitudinal wave is measured from one compression to another, or one rarefaction to another.wavelengthwavelength
57 wave speed = frequency x wavelength For any set of waves, the wave speed (v) can be calculated from the frequency (f) and wavelength () using this formula:wave speed = frequency x wavelengthv = f x What are the units of speed, frequency and wavelength?Wave speed is measured in metres per second (m/s).Frequency is measured in hertz (Hz).Wavelength is measured in metres (m).
58 Waves speed = frequency x wavelength These waves are travelling across the surface of a pond. The length of each wave is 0.25 m.Two waves pass the duck each second, so the frequency is 2 Hz.This means that the waves travel 0.5 m each second, so the speed of the waves is 0.5 m/s.From this example, the connection between speed, frequency and wavelength is:Photo credit: Aron Kremerspeed = frequency x wavelength0.5 m/s = Hz x m
61 Reflectiona) The normal is a construction line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidenceb) The angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.c) The image produced in a plane mirror is virtual, upright and laterally inverted.
62 What is different about the image compared to the object? ReflectionA plane mirror reflects light regularly so it produces a clear image, which is the same size as the object.The image appears the same distance behind the mirror as the object is in front of it.What is different about the image compared to the object?When an object is reflected in a plane mirror, left appears as right and right appears as left. This type of reversal is called lateral inversion.
64 Sounda) Sound waves are longitudinal waves and cause vibrations in a medium, which are detected as sound.b) The pitch of a sound is determined by its frequency and loudness by its amplitude.c) Echoes are reflections of sounds.
65 Sound Sound waves can be studied with this type of equipment. loudspeakeroscilloscopesignal generatorA loudspeaker converts signals from the signal generator into sound waves.An oscilloscope shows wave patterns and allows us to ‘see’ sound.A signal generator produces different types of signals.
66 Sound quiet sound loud sound A sound can be quiet or loud. On an oscilloscope trace, the loudness of a sound is shown by the height of the wave. This is called the amplitude.Which word should be crossed out in this sentence?The larger the amplitude of the wave on the trace, the louder/quieter the sound.
67 Which trace represents the loudest sound? BSound A is the loudest.Sound A has the largest amplitude (i.e. the tallest waves), so it is the loudest of these two sounds.
68 Sound low pitch sound high pitch sound A sound can be high or low – this is the pitch of the sound.low pitch soundhigh pitch soundOn an oscilloscope trace, the pitch of a sound is shown by how many waves there are. This is called the frequency.Which word should be crossed out in this sentence?The greater the number of waves across the oscilloscope trace, the lower/higher the frequency and pitch.
69 Which trace represents the sound with the highest pitch? BSound B has the highest pitch.Sound B has the most number of waves across the oscilloscope – it has the highest frequency and so has the highest pitch.
70 What happens when a sound wave meets a hard flat surface? The sound wave is reflected back from the surface.This is called an echo.
72 Red Shift and the Big Bang Theory a) If a wave source is moving relative to an observer there will be a change in the observed wavelength and frequency. This is known as the Doppler effect.b) There is an observed increase in the wavelength of light from most distant galaxies. The further away the galaxies are, the faster they are moving, and the bigger the observed increase in wavelength. This effect is called red-shift.c) How the observed red-shift provides evidence that the universe is expanding and supports the ‘Big Bang’ theory (that the universe began from a very small initial point).d) Cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) is a form of electromagnetic radiation filling the universe. It comes from radiation that was present shortly after the beginning of the universe.e) The ‘Big Bang’ theory is currently the only theory that can explain the existence of CMBR.
74 Boardworks GCSE Science: Physics The Universe Red Shift and the Big Bang TheoryThe observation of red shift is a key piece of evidence for the Big Bang theory about the origin of the Universe.This states that the Universe ‘began’ with a colossal explosion 13,700 million years ago and has been expanding ever since.The other key piece of evidence for the Big Bang theory is cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR).CMBR is radiation remainingfrom the Big Bang explosionand fills the whole of the Universe.Photo credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team‘The Microwave Sky’. This all-sky picture of the infant universe was generated from three years worth of Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe data. The image reveals 13.7 billion year old temperature fluctuations (shown as colour differences) that correspond to the seeds that grew to become the galaxies. This image shows a temperature range of ± 200 microKelvin.
75 Red Shift and the Big Bang Theory The Big Bang is the most widely recognised scientific theory on how the Universe began.It states that the Universe began from a very small, very dense and very hot initial point.It burst outwards in a great explosion, and all matter and space was created in the Big Bang.It is even thought that this was the moment when time began.
76 Red Shift and the Big Bang Theory The first piece of evidence for the Big Bang is from data collected on red-shift.Red-shift shows us that galaxies which are furthest away from us are moving faster than galaxies closer to us.The galaxies are a bit like coloured sparks from an exploding firework. The sparks moving fastest travel the furthest.If you could run time backward you would see the sparks all starting in one point. The same is true for galaxies.
77 Red Shift and the Big Bang Theory In the 1960s two scientists called Wilson and Penzias noticed that a form of microwave radiation was affecting their readings.The electromagnetic radiation was everywhere and is now called cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR).CMBR is explained as being heat left over from the Big Bang.As the Universe exploded, it cooled and the radiation was stretched out. Today this radiation is in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum
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